Matt Smith, the reigning 11th Doctor, has told the new issue of the UK’s Radio Times that he is sticking around for a while! This confirms that we won’t have to say goodbye to floppy-haired incarnation of the Doctor in the 50th anniversary special — or anytime soon.
Matt’s exact words were: “I’m attached to the show for the next year, and I take it year by year.”
Implicit in those remarks is the idea that he could be back the year after that, and so on and so on…
Combine Matt’s announcement with Jenna-Louise Coleman earlier confirming her participation in series eight, and it looks like we have a TARDIS crew. (For the first episode, at least.)